Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lady's menu!

A few of you wondered what we were feeding Lady that helped her lose some weight plus increased her energy and playfulness. Lady eats once a day around 5PM. She gets 3 cups of kibble, 1-fish oil capsule and extra Trader Joe's Glucosamine - Chondroitin for dogs. Here's what the food looks like:

Castor-Pollux is the brand - Lady thinks it's "gobble it up good"
There is a Petco very close to home in Seattle, so we get it there. I would prefer to buy from a small business, but nobody stocks it. We do have a small business source in Phoenix (more about that later in another post).

Same Fish Oil as the KT takes!
We let Lady have fresh fruits and vegetables as a treat (mainly apples and carrots). Occasionally cheese or yogurt. She'll eat just about anything from your hand (but she's not a pig about it). No feeding from the table and NO Cheerios! The only things we have found that does not agree with her are Salmon Oil and Dental Chewies from Costco called "Checkups".


Castor-Pollux FOOD DETAILS

ADULT LESS ACTIVE FEEDING GUIDELINES
If your dog weighs:             Feed Daily:
Less than 10 lbs.                     ½ cup
10 - 25 lbs.                                ¾ - 1½ cups
25 - 50 lbs.                               1½ - 2¼ cups
50 - 75 lbs.                               2¼ - 3 cups
75 - 100 lbs.                             3 - 3½ cups
100 - 150 lbs.*                        3½ - 4½ cups

The portions are based on a standard 8 oz. measuring cup.
*Add ½ cup per day for every 25 lbs. over 150 lbs.
Calorie Content ME (calculated): 3,365 kcal/kg, 371.4 kcal/cup

INGREDIENTS:
Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Peas,Organic Oats, Tomato Pomace, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (a natural source of Vitamin E), Natural Chicken Flavor, OrganicApples,Organic Carrots, Organic Broccoli, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Pears, Dried Egg Product, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Quinoa, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate,Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite,Calcium Iodate ), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Organic Dried Blackberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement,L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, L-Carnitine, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis,Fermentation Solubles, Rosemary Extract.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein (min) 21.50%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)* 1.75%
Crude Fat (min) 10.00%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)* 0.35%
Crude Fiber (max) 5.50%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride (min)* 150 mg/kg
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Chondroitin Sulfate (min)* 75 mg/kg
Calcium (min) 0.80%
L-Carnitine (min)* 15 mg/kg
Phosphorus (min) 0.60%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

8 comments:

art4milkbones said...

We like carrots too Lady :)

We are not table beggers.. but we do make ourselfs available. just in case

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Maybe I should feed my mom that food ;=)

That's my feeding time too BUT I only get one stinking paltry measly khup!

I get veggies too - especially kharrots - they are my dessert evFURRYnight!

Great job Lady and her trainer/chef too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Samantha said...

Wow - three cups sounds like sooooo much to moi heheh! Except I don't know about the once a day feeding, cause I know JUST when breakfast time is! My sis, Avalon, gets so much more than me however - about what Lady gets! We probably need to investigate the fish oil - know that would be good! Thanks for the info!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Sierra Rose said...

No Cherios? I would be hoverin' around my foodie dish ALL DAY waitin' for my 3 cups :) And....yes! We can attest to Avalon (above) getting lots of foodies :) Heehee.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

1000 Goldens said...

That looks like a really good food. We have tried their brand of treats. Maybe we should try the food too :)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Thanks for the info KT. really surprised that Lady eat 3 cups once a day. WOW! I eat 2x n 1 cup each. 5 years ago my family change my food to 0%grain caused of my allergies. Consider as senior (but not officially) last Jan based on vet suggestion I moved to the senior bag. Doing well ... My family is thinking to change into a different brand also 0%grain but better protein content but have to check with thew vet. I only get my grain through my mom's doggie treats (we package some for retail purposes - would like to send you some samples - email us your mailing address). Will probably blog about my "menu" later this year. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

caboval said...

Oh Ive been around the rosie with trying to find the right food for my babies. Ive spent a small fortune. Kealani can stand to lose a few pounds but we always come back to Natural balance duck and sweet potatoe. Im so strict as to what goes into the food. So, Im going to look into this, thanks for sharing your info!!! Love, Valerie

Olive said...

I am so glad you wrote about this dog food.. We have been wanting to switch and I keep seeing that one at our local store.. Foreman's here in Colleyville.

She is 37 lbs and right now I feed her 3 times a day.. 1/2 cup each time and a few snacks along the way... she walks a few miles a day so that helps when she has a few to many snacks!

Thanks again for the information

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